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UMW Speaker Series presents Donna Gaines
Tuesday, May 15 | 11:30 am
Wilson Chapel

Come and hear from our special guest, Donna Gaines. Donna is a local pastor’s wife, noted author, gifted speaker and founder of ARISE2READ, a faith based literacy program for 2nd graders. You will be blessed.  Invite a friend or two for this wonderful time of fun, fellowship food and a message from God’s Word. Music will be provided by our own Matt and Amanda McCleskey.

The ministries of the United Methodist Women provide support to women, youth and children. The May mission focus is Wesley Senior Ministries/Golden Cross. Please bring a donation the day of the event or earlier. There will be bins in front of Seabrook Hall lobby. The following items are needed for this ministry to seniors:

  • Household paper products
  • Household cleaning products
  • Laundry supplies
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Books
  • Puzzle books
  • Yarn
  • Small household items (coffee mugs, dish towels, kitchen utensils)
  • Bath towels
  • Small bags of candy and snacks
  • Batteries
  • Note pads/pens

We would love to meet you and tell you more about UMW (most circles meet monthly) and other opportunities for women at Christ Church. Contact Laura GreenwellMary Beth Bryce (UMW President) or Alys Drake (UMW Membership Chair).  

Listen to audio from the March luncheon with Susan Wilson, Assistant Teaching Director (retired) of Community Bible Study and current Director of Love Fellowship.


spring Bible Studies


Biblical Eschatology
Mondays | Noon-1 p.m. | Dunnam 335
Starts: January 8, 2018
Ends: May 21, 2018
Childcare: No
Leader: Carole West, (901) 218-4226


WOW (Women of the Word) Bible Study
Tuesdays | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 409-412
Starts: January 9, 2018
Ends: April 17, 2018
Childcare: No, but Parents Day Out is available
Leaders: Sally Saig, Lynn Holloway & Julie Maroda
Questions? Contact Julie Maroda, (901) 682-8182, or Sally Saig, (901) 351-8358.


Discerning the Will of God, NEW Revised Edition by Priscilla Shirer
Tuesdays | 12:30-2 p.m. | Parlor
Starts: January 16, 2018
Ends: May 22, 2018
Childcare: No, but Parents Day Out is available
Leader: Elizabeth Nearn, (901) 289-3306


C2: Creative Connection
1st Wednesday of each month | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wilson/Ross 413
Starts: January 10, 2018
Ends: May 2, 2018
Childcare: Yes
Leader: Judy Blythe, (901) 268-5374


College Moms in Prayer Group @ East Ministry Center (9056 Poplar Pike, Suite 107, Germantown)
Meets 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month | 10 a.m. 
Starts: January 12, 2018
Ends: April 27, 2018
Leaders: college moms Jo Ellen Druelinger, Laura Greenwell & Emily Rachiele
For moms with a child in college who would like to join other moms to replace anxiety & fear as we gather to pray scripturally & specifically for them. We will use the Moms in Prayer format & meet for one hour on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month, September-April. To learn more about Moms in Prayer, visit momsinprayer.org.

We Saved You A Seat @ East Ministry Center (9056 Poplar Pike, Suite 107, Germantown)
Starts: April 6, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Ends: May 18, 2018
Leaders: Corrine Nace & Susie Andrews
Join us for a seven-week study of We Saved You a Seat by Lisa-Jo Baker. The study focuses on lasting friendships with the women God has placed in your life. Bring your lunch and meet us from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We are saving YOU a seat! Books available at LifeWay or Amazon.

Women’s Groups 

These groups meet in various locations throughout the city and are designed to help you grow as you connect to God and others through deeper study and accountability. Questions? Contact Ginger Holland, (901) 261-2186.

SUNDAY school

Joy Sunday School Class
Sundays | 11 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 413
Childcare: Yes
Teacher: Chris Payne, (901) 326-7646

United Methodist Women (UMW) and Circle Meetings

UMW Circles meet on a monthly basis at various times (day & evening) and locations (homes, Christ Church & East Ministry Center). UMW Circles are most active from September through May.  

UMW is a community of women whose purpose is:

  • To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  • To develop a creative, supportive fellowship
  • To expand the concept of missions through participating in local and global ministries of the church

Questions? Contact Mary Beth Bryce, UMW President, (901) 833-9241 , or Vickie Wilkinson, UMW Vice President, (901) 497-6257.


For more information about the Women's Ministry, contact Laura Greenwell, (901) 261-2133.